It has been confirmed by MotoGP organisers that Moto3 racer Jason Dupasquier has died, after succumbing to the injuries he sustained during qualifying for yesterday’s Italian Grand Prix at Mugello. The Swiss rider was 19 years old.
Dupasquier was involved in a multi-rider collision during the final minutes of yesterday’s session, and required extensive medical intervention before being transferred to Florence’s Careggi Hospital in a stable but serious condition.
However, shortly after today’s Moto3 race at the Mugello circuit, it was confirmed that he had sadly succumbed to the injuries he suffered during the fall.
“Despite the best efforts of circuit medical staff and all those subsequently attending to the Swiss rider,” said series promoters Dorna in a brief statement, “the hospital has announced that Dupasquier has sadly succumbed to his injuries.”
Dupasquier first came onto the grand prix racing scene in 2019, when he joined the Red Bull Rookies Cup and finished his rookie season in a very respectable eighth place.
Making the move directly to Moto3 for 2020, he had a tough first season with the CarXpert Prüstel GP team, failing to score points despite finishing every race of the year. However, a strong start to 2021 was showing his potential with a strong streak of top-10 results, and he came into the Mugello weekend 10th overall in the championship standings.
The Race joins the wider racing fraternity at this incredibly tough time at wishing our deepest condolences to Jason’s family, friends, team and fans. Rest in peace.